HSE News from the Health and Safety Executive UK

  • Revised Publication – Nickel and its inorganic compounds: Health hazards and precautionary measures

    19 Nov 2016, 1:42 pm
    This environmental hygiene guidance note draws attention to the possible health hazards which could result from occupational exposure to nickel and its inorganic compounds.
  • RR1078 – The use of vehicle structure in load securing on heavy goods vehicles

    19 Nov 2016, 9:33 am
    This report assesses the legislation applicable to the transport of goods in the UK under both road traffic and health and safety at work legislation. It assesses the guidance available to operators and consignors and the methods of securing loads that ...
  • RR1079 – Access to and work on flatbed vehicles

    19 Nov 2016, 9:09 am
    This report describes a multi-disciplinary, mixed-method approach to research on this topic, comprising both quantitative and qualitative analysis, undertaken to establish contributory factors to incidents and areas of concern when accessing or working ...
  • RR1080 – A study of the generic safety-integrity requirements of fairground rides

    19 Nov 2016, 8:51 am
    This report describes a number of quantitative risk assessments applied to three diverse fairground ride types in order to provide an indication of appropriate Safety Integrity Levels for these generic types of ride and to illustrate an approach that ...
  • Safety bulletin – Offshore Crane Safety Systems

    18 Nov 2016, 11:02 am
    This Alert is to remind duty holders of the requirement to have measures in place to verify the correct operation and the correct settings of all safety systems and limits on offshore cranes.    
  • CRD: Operator, Resident/Bystander and Worker Exposure Workshop – York, 15 Dec 2016

    4 Nov 2016, 3:13 pm
    This course will provide training and updated guidance relating to the assessment of exposure to operators, residents / bystanders and workers in risk assessment for plant protection products.
  • CRD: Operator, Resident/Bystander and Worker Exposure Workshop – York, 8 Dec 2016

    4 Nov 2016, 3:11 pm
    This course will provide training and updated guidance relating to the assessment of exposure to operators, residents / bystanders and workers in risk assessment for plant protection products.
  • CRD: Plant Protection Products and Active Substances – The Current Picture – York, 7 Dec 2016

    4 Nov 2016, 3:08 pm
    This event will provide an update on the workings of the current regulatory regime, outline recent changes and reflect on experiences to date.
  • HSL: Manual Handling for Assessors – London, 7 Dec 2016

    4 Nov 2016, 3:04 pm
    This course will equip you with the knowledge to help recognise, assess and reduce manual handling risks in your organisation.
  • HSL: Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Risk Management – London, 6 Dec 2016

    4 Nov 2016, 3:01 pm
    This course, delivered by experienced HSL ergonomists, will provide you with an understanding of DSE risks and approach to risk management and with the documentation to provide your employer with risk assessments.
  • Worker dies when temporary platform collapses

    2 Nov 2016, 3:58 pm
    A worker died and two others were badly injured at a construction site in Putney, when a temporary platform collapsed.
  • Plastics processing company fined for safety failings

    27 Oct 2016, 3:17 pm
    A Liverpool plastic processing and reprocessing company has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries when his arm was caught in a machine.
  • Worker seriously injured in mobile platform fall

    24 Oct 2016, 4:35 pm
    A Buckinghamshire waste equipment maintenance firm has been fined after a worker suffered serious head injuries when a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) overturned.
  • CRD: Two Day Workshop on Technical Fate and Behaviour Assessment of Plant Protection Products – York, 29-30 Nov 2016

    24 Oct 2016, 1:07 pm
    The course will provide a practical introduction to the main Fate Exposure tools available for soil, surface water and groundwater. This will include practical introductions to the FOCUS groundwater and surface water models for example.
  • HSL: Principles of Incident Investigation and Failure Analysis – HSL Buxton, 24 Nov 2016

    24 Oct 2016, 1:03 pm
    HSL are offering a unique opportunity to engage directly with our incident investigation professionals and take full advantage of our decades of failure analysis experience.